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Blog: Designing the agile workplace

Allan Wood of Optima explains the benefits of the agile workplace. A happy and comfortable employee will be at their most productive when their working environment has been designed to be inclusive and collaborative. Gone are the days when the... View Article

Blog: How glazing can help drive retail sales

From the independent used motor dealerships to the flagship luxury showrooms of the high-end car brands, the stock on the forecourt may differ dramatically but one overarching design feature of this market is the extensive use of glazing. James Keeling-Heane... View Article

Stannah passenger lift powers access to Luton culture

Wardown House Museum & Gallery, in Luton, Bedfordshire, has flung its doors wide to visitors of all mobilities – including wheelchair-users – thanks to a Stannah Maxilift MRLi (motor room-less) passenger lift. Built for busy environments, the 13-person hydraulic lift carries... View Article

Red Grandis™ lands at Lathams

The UK’s biggest independent timber and panel products distributor, James Latham, is now offering Red Grandis™ directly from stock through all eight of its nationwide timber depots. Ethically sourced and plantation grown in Uruguay by forestry and logging giant Urufor,... View Article

Blog: Lifting the lid on mechanical smoke shaft design

Although it’s been fifteen years since research was first published on the performance and design of smoke shafts, a lot of mystery still surrounds how mechanically ventilated systems should be devised. Ross Barritt-Mehta, Business Development Manager for Fire Safety at... View Article

Copper cladding helps rejuvenate Halifax Arts Centre

Halifax’s Grade II* listed Square Chapel Centre for Arts – once admired by John Wesley for its ‘utmost elegance’ – has undergone a £6.6 million extension and improvement programme using Proteus rainscreen panels and KME TECU materials. Proteus HR TECU... View Article

Smartlock security in the Highlands

Dunalastair Hotel set in the heart of Kinloch Rannoch, was first converted into a hotel at the turn of the last century and originally constructed as a Highland Sporting Lodge. In 2014 the hotel started its multi-million pound refurbishment; creating... View Article

Blog: Smart Buildings: the evolution of the smart workplace

Smart buildings have changed the way businesses view their real-estate. These intelligent structures connected to the wider world by the Internet of Things (IoT) use technology systems to enhance the experience of occupants and reduce the costs of building operations.... View Article

Vortice expands its commercial fan offering

Burton upon Trent based ventilation specialist, Vortice, has expanded its commercial fan offering in the UK in response to customer demand.  The commercial collection includes extract fans incorporating constant pressure control, heat recovery units with counter crossflow plate heat exchangers... View Article

Blog: Colour in the workplace

Colour specification has the potential to positively contribute to the building environment, especially within the workplace. Lisa Pilley, Commercial Colour Consultant at Dulux Trade reviews the support and tools that are now available to best utilise colour in order to... View Article

Blog: Specifying interior glass

Interior glass is a strong and practical solution that can meet both aesthetic and budgetary needs. Here, Joanna Lush of  Gx Glass, explores areas to think about when specifying interior glass to ensure the product adds value to a project... View Article

Sylan Glass – Stylish, Sophisticated Washrooms

Amwell Systems, the Washrooms specialists have extended their prestigious Sylan range with the introduction of Sylan Glass. With a Sylan washroom it’s the detail that makes the difference and the flush fronted, elegant Glass cubicle system brings a true element... View Article
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The proof is in the pudding when it comes to choosing

Waterproofing solutions for refurbishments Driven by the need to maximise their assets, building owners are looking to exploit their building’s footprint by refurbishing subterranean areas for new uses, however it’s more complex than it may seem. With 75 per cent... View Article
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